|The following is from Peter Kostoulakos, ISA ˜ Fine Art Consultant |
Harry A. Neyland
Harry A. Neyland — painter, sculptor, illustrator, and copyist — was born in McKean, Erie County, PA on August 9, 1877 and died in Dartmouth, MA on October 23, 1958. His compositions consist of genre, landscapes, townscapes, ships, marine, harbors, and London and Paris scenes. An expert on the whaling industry, Neyland would accompany an exhibit of marine paintings with lectures on whaling and ships.
According to a 1948 Lowell "Telegraph" article, he had a one-man show of over seventy stately ship paintings at the Whistler House Museum of Art and presented his own forty-five minute motion picture of the whaling days and recent times of New Bedford. The same 1948 article stated that Neyland was a resident of the New Bedford vicinity since 1911 and, until the hurricane of 1938, maintained a studio on Cuttyhunk, an island at the entrance to New Bedford Harbor. At this time his home residence is listed as 15 Middle Street in South Dartmouth, MA.
Neyland's education took place at the Zanerian Art College in Columbus, OH; the Art Students League in New York City; and the Academy Julien in Paris. He was a member of the Providence Art Club in RI.
Neyland illustrated Cap'n George Fred, 1929, published by Doubleday, Doran and Co. Other works include Surf and Sunlight, Hudson Motor Car Co.; The Wanderers, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Furled Sails, Drying Sails, The Huntress of the North, Country Club, New Bedford, MA , and memorial tablets for Whaling Enshrined, Inc.
Neyland's work is represented by the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA; the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, VA; the Old Dartmouth Historic District; the Mystic Seaport Museum in CT; and the Kendall Whaling Museum in Sharon, MA
References: Who Was Who in American Art, vol. I, page 448; Davenport's Art Reference 2001/2002, page 1364; Mantle Fielding,1986, page 665; Mallett, page 312; Dealer's Choice Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters... page 1010; Lowell Telegram, November 14, 1948; Whistler House Museum of Art files.